B.L.A.C.K | L.A.T.I.N.X.

A Professional Development Immersion Experience

B.L.A.C.K. (Black Leaders Accessing Consciousness through Knowledge) was launched in 2017 as a DO IT! Grant funded program with the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute (JDOAAI). Northeastern students are expected to go out on co-op very early in their professional careers, but some students did not have the networks, background, or experience to develop key relationships with employers that could lead to a fruitful co-op or career opportunity. As it was originally designed the B.L.A.C.K. program is designed to provide students of the African Diaspora with the opportunity to interact with some of Boston’s most prominent Black professionals. After recognizing that many of our Latinx students were already participating in the program because of the multiple identities that they hold, we intentionally expanded the program this year with L.A.T.I.N.X. (Latinx Accessing Their Intellect through Networking and Exchange).

This program includes off-campus site visits, professional development workshops & career planning tailored to the emerging Black and Latinx professional interested in acquiring skills to navigate and move up in the workplace. This year, students will visit sites such as EY, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Partners Healthcare, the MFA, and much more!

For questions: diversity@northeastern.edu.

B.L.A.C.K. and L.A.T.I.N.X. are sponsored by:


Mokgabo Maruping

portrait of Kgabi“B.L.A.C.K. gave me the inspiration to see myself in spaces where I used to doubt that I could be in. The program did a fantastic job at equipping me with the skills and network that I now confidently use to navigate professional spaces. I thoroughly enjoyed the program and would definitely recommend it to anyone that wants to learn more about how their identity fits into different work spaces.”

Ralph Karnuah

portrait Ralph“The B.L.A.C.K. program was a unique experience. It gave me the opportunity to meet and network with professionals who look like me while learning about career opportunities in industries that I had never considered. I am more than certain that leveraging these connections will serve me well both personally and professionally as I prepare to enter the work force.”

Applications for the 2019 B.L.A.C.K | L.A.T.I.N.X. Professional Development Immersion Experience are closed. Please check out our upcoming Husky Treks for more opportunities this semester.